Utahns are getting at least short-term relief from the recent dry spell this weekend. A cold front pushed its way into Utah late Saturday, turning rain into snow in the valleys and mountains of Utah, the National Weather Service said.

One to 3 inches of snow is expected to fall in the northern valleys, with snowfall tapering off by early afternoon, said meteorologist Michael Lewis. Meanwhile, winter storm warnings were issued late Saturday for the mountains statewide and southwest Utah valleys, except Dixie.One to 11/2 feet of snow is expected in the southern mountains, while 1 to 2 feet of snow should fall in the mountains of northern Utah. Lewis warned of avalanche danger as large amounts of new snow will accumulate on an older, slick crust.

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Cool winds and high clouds are forecast for Monday.

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